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Tests get stiffer for Garbinsky, Schopp

March 5, 2010 Tyrone’s 1-2 punch of Ronnie Garbinsky and A.J. Schopp have been showing their improvement from last year the entire season. more »»

Walter made the most of his second chance

March 3, 2010 Julius Walter thought his senior season was finished. more »»

Bisons should hold off foes

February 26, 2010 Chestnut Ridge and Northern Bedford think they can stop Bedford’s two-year run of winning the District 5 Tournament team title, but it says here that Bedford will be hoising the team trophy agai. more »»

Hopefully, tournament time crunch is history

February 23, 2010 With a 4:30 p.m. start to the District 6 Class AA Tournament this year, instead of the normal 10 a.. more »»

First-round duals not handled the right way

February 16, 2010 On Tuesday, some wrestling teams who either won their district duals or placed in the top three of the event had to quickly get ready for another match a day after they competed. more »»

District 6 Class AA Duals need expanded

February 9, 2010 While all the Class AAA and AA teams that made the semifinals of the District 6 Duals all deserve to be there, especially in Class AA, I had to stifle a laugh when I saw the teams that weren’t in th... more »»

Thomas Tournament big for teams, wrestlers

February 2, 2010 Eric Gibbons was a two-time state placewinner for Bedford in the early period of the last decade, finishing second in 2001 and seventh in 2002. But Gibbons never won the Thomas Tournament. more »»

Bisons prove they can never be counted out

January 26, 2010 The way the headknocker between Bedford and Northern Bedford was playing out Saturday night, I thought I was going to see history mad. more »»

Duals are well run, but they can get better

January 19, 2010 I had never covered the Richland Duals, but with 10 teams in the expanded 28-team field, we thought it was a good idea to cover the largest dual meet tournament in the state. more »»

Bearcats, Lions, Bulldogs are Duals favorites

January 12, 2010 The last two years, Huntingdon and Chestnut Ridge have been battling for the title of the Richland Duals. Last year, the Bearcats won and the Lions took second. more »»

Looking forward to rest of wrestling season

January 5, 2010 With January upon us, and the Christmas treats and tournaments finished, there will be some interesting developments team-wise and individual-wise as the rest the of the wrestling season unfolds. more »»

Scott’s rise and fall area story of the decade

December 29, 2009 In a few days, we’ll hang the new 2010 calendar, and with the close of the decade, it’s time to look back at the top wrestlers, events, teams and trends in the Mirror coverage are. more »»

Fans who made the trips saw good wrestling

December 22, 2009 For those of you who trekked to tournaments Saturday at Penn Cambria, Claysburg-Kimmel and Central Mountain while the region was getting dumped with snow, I have to commend you and say bravo. more »»

Three in area will take gold

March 5, 2009 If everything falls in place at the Giant Center, there could be a lot of area Class AA wrestlers looking for gold in the finals of the PIAA Championships. more »»

Predicting state wrestling winners no day at the beach

March 4, 2009 The hard thing about predicting finalists for the PIAA Class AAA Championships is many of the wrestlers haven’t wrestled each other and don’t have many common opponents. more »»

Barlett, Myers experience far different outcomes

March 3, 2009 The pressures of postseason wrestling are high enough, but when kids have to win that fifth-place bout at the Southwest Regional Class AA Tournament to get to Hershey, the pressure doubles. more »»

Altoona’s Walters living up to high expectations

February 24, 2009 Sometimes when a wrestler wins a Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling title, he can’t raise his level at the high school level. Sometimes he can’t live up to the high expectations. Altoona’s K.J. more »»

Garbinsky-Myers district title bout rates as classic

February 17, 2009 There are some bouts between high profile wrestlers that you expect to be good ones, but they turn out to be cautious snorefests that end up with very few points being scored. more »»

Feeling good about eight local grapplers

February 13, 2009 With so much balance at every weight, picking the finalists and the champion for the District 6 Class AA Tournament is always a tough but fun jo. more »»

Idea for PIAA Team Championships was a good one

February 10, 2009 There have been a lot of good ideas in high school wrestling in the state and a lot of bad ones (see sub-regional and recent sectionals for examples of bad ideas). more »»

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